Sam Salt



Next Appearance

Sam will be at the Wirksworth Book Fair on 8th April 2017 where you can purchase your copy of Daughters of Derby.


1959. Alex Harrison, a science teacher and his girlfriend, Maxine Silver, a self-professed witch, buy an old house on the outskirts of the town of Derby. They find a Victorian camera obscura built into the roof and Alex becomes obsessed with restoring it. Then one night Alex disappears.

1859. Alex finds himself transported back in time to Victorian Derby and becomes trapped there. He learns that a dangerous woman, Bella Nightingale, has found a way to travel into the future and her activities threaten the very fabric of time. Only by learning occultism and alchemy will Alex be able to stop Bella and go home to his own time.

Heretics tells the story of how Alex in 1859 and Maxine in 1959 must fight to stop a danger unleashed upon the world. From the Victorian rookeries to witchcraft rituals on the Derbyshire moors the race is on to stop Bella Nightingale.


Heretics is currently being edited with a view to publishing in 2017. In the meantime you can learn more by visiting Sam's blog.

Latest: Sam talks about the challenges of writing in period for 1959.